Yes, I have another thread, guilty as charged! I had it in the WP thread and created a new one here. Sorry for confusion I should have asked that the other be closed myself. It is closed now and I will respond here.
I am currently doing jquery tutorials at w3 schools.
@Aussie John thank you, i will take a look shortly at your link.
@ Max Just quickly though, given that the plugin uses jquery (I think I recall you don't like it!), is jquery the best thing for me to focus on learning about? I am looking for the quick win.
Edit - Aussie John, is that your site? I love the way you can see all of the code at work here, brilliant! I still think I need to get my head around some basic concepts before I can implement.
Just to clarify a few things here: